10 Spies Who Aren’t Household Names
We've all heard of Mata Hari, Nathan Hale and, more recently, Anna Chapman. But given the nature of the job, it's probably safe to say that the most successful spies don't always become household name...
10 Spies Who Aren’t Household Names
We've all heard of Mata Hari, Nathan Hale and, more recently, Anna Chapman. But given the nature of the job, it's probably safe to say that the most successful spies don't always become household name...
Chaplain general
In Anglicanism, chaplains general are the senior Anglican chaplains in non-church organisations, such as the British and Canadian armies, and are responsible for conducting religious services and cere...
Karō
Karō (家老, house elder) were top-ranking samurai officials and advisors in service to the daimyo of feudal Japan.In the Edo period, the policy of sankin kōtai (alternate attendance) required ea...
Air attaché
An air attaché is an Air Force officer who is part of a diplomatic mission; this post is normally filled by a high-ranking officer.An air attaché typically represents the chief of his home air force i...
Robert Poley
Robert Poley, or Pooley (fl. 1568–1602). Double agent, government messenger and agent provocateur employed by members of the Privy Council during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, he was described as "t...
Jerzy Pawłowski
Jerzy Pawłowski (Warsaw, October 25, 1932 – January 11, 2005, Warsaw) was a Polish fencer and double agent.
While a major in the Polish Army, Pawłowski won the gold medal in the individual m...
Adjutant
Adjutant is a military rank or appointment. In some armies, including most English-speaking ones, it is an officer who assists a more senior officer, while in other armies, especially Francophone ones...
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Quartermaster general
A quartermaster general is the staff officer in charge of supplies for a whole army.
In the Imperial German Army, while a 'Quartiermeister was a non-commissioned officer in charge of supplies, ...
Konstanty Ludwik Plater
Konstanty Ludwik Plater (born 1722 – died 31 March 1778 in Krāslava), was Castellan of Troki from 1770, voivode of Mstislavl from 1758 to 1770, Castellan of Polotsk from 1754 to 1758, the great ...
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Duty officer
Duty officer is the name of a rotating position assigned to a junior military officer in a duty or watch system. The duty officer is charged with responsibility for a military unit and acts as the com...
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Johnny Jebsen
Johann "Johnny" Jebsen was an anti-Nazi German intelligence officer and British double agent (code name Artist) during the Second World War. Jebsen recruited Dušan Popov (who became the British agent ...
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Quartermaster General of the United States Army
The Quartermaster General of the United States Army is a general officer who is responsible for the Quartermaster Corps, the Quartermaster branch of the U.S. Army. The Quartermaster General does not ...
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Military attaché
A military attaché is a military expert who is attached to a diplomatic mission (an attaché). This post is normally filled by a high-ranking military officer who retains the commission while serving i...
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Herambalal Gupta
Heramba Lal Gupta was an Indian Nationalist linked to the Berlin Committee and the Ghadar Party extensively involved in the Hindu-German Conspiracy, who later turned a British agent and passed in inte...
Adjutant general
An adjutant general is a military chief administrative officer.
In Revolutionary France, the adjudant-général was a senior staff officer, effectively an assistant to a general officer. It was a sp...
Andrea Venier
Andrea Venier (fl. 15th century) was a 15th-century notable member of the Venier family.In 1422 he was Venetian chamberlain in Scutari and after some time he was appointed as chief magistrate of Antiv...
Michael Bettaney
Michael John Bettaney (born 13 February 1950) was an intelligence officer working in the Counter-espionage branch of MI5 who was convicted at the Old Bailey in 1984 of offences under section 1 of the ...
Double agent
In the field of counterintelligence, a double agent (also double secret agent) is an employee of a secret intelligence service, whose primary purpose is to spy on a different target organization, but ...
Karl Moor (Swiss banker)
Karl Moor (11 December 1852 in Fribourg – 14 June 1932 in Berlin) was a Swiss communist, and a channel for German financing of the 19th-century European Bolshevik movement.He was the illegitimat...
Castellans of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Castellans of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth were the lower rank officials who could sit in the Senate of Poland. Their numbers varied with time and shifting borders of the Commonwealth.In the Kin...
Castellans of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth - Wikipedia
Castellan
A castellan was the governor or captain of a castellany and its castle. The word stems from the Latin Castellanus, derived from castellum "castle". Sometimes also known as a constable, governor of the...
Despatch rider
A despatch rider (or dispatch) is a military messenger, mounted on horse or motorcycle (and occasionally in Egypt during WWI, on camels). In the UK 'despatch rider' is also the most common term used f...
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Marthe Cnockaert
Marthe Mathilde Cnockaert (28 October 1892 – 8 January 1966), later Marthe McKenna, was a Belgian spy for the United Kingdom and its allies during the First World War. She later became a novelist, and...
Staff clerk
A staff clerk is a professional specialist clerk in the British Army who is a member of an administrative corps, as opposed to a unit clerk, who is a member of the corps or regiment in which he or she...
Henri Devillers
Henri Devillers (1914–1942) was a V-mann (agent for penetration) for the Abwehr III F (Nazi counter-espionnage).Devillers was taken prisoner in 1940, and obtained his freedom in exchange for promising...
Military Secretary
Military Secretary is a post found in the military of several countries;